Research partnerships

VicHip brings together brilliant minds from around the world, fostering collaborative research and discovery for healthier hips.

We work with other hip studies and registries to improve the management of hip dysplasia globally and explore strategies to advance public health.

We look forward to sharing discoveries and developing innovative programs that could have a big impact on patients and families worldwide.

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Generation Victoria

Generation Victoria (GenV) is a research project from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. All Victorian children born over two years (October 2021 - October 2023) and their parents are invited to take part. GenV will give a complete picture of the health and wellbeing of an entire generation. It aims to help find faster and better ways to predict, prevent and treat many health problems. It is one of the world’s largest child and parent studies.

Children diagnosed with hip dysplasia can be part of both VicHip and GenV. The two studies can then share information, including data already collected by other services. This could help VicHip find causes and treatments for hip dysplasia faster than we can today.

The VicHip consent form asks if you agree that a GenV team member can contact you to tell you more. They will explain how to join GenV and how data sharing works.

VicHip and GenV are excited to work together on research that could improve hip health around the world.

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Global Hip Dysplasia Registry

The Global Hip Dysplasia Registry (GHDR) is a clinical registry with 43 sites worldwide. It is hosted by the British Columbia Children's Hospital Research Institute in Canada. They are working towards growing rich data and high-quality evidence in hip dysplasia literature. Like VicHip, the registry provides a platform to address the current gaps in knowledge of hip dysplasia and an opportunity to improve patient care worldwide.

VicHip shares data with GHDR, which brings together a wide range of information about hip dysplasia from other countries. The data can help researchers identify contributing factors or connections about hip dysplasia that would otherwise be difficult to find in one data set. If you join VicHip, you agree to share your de-identified data with the GHDR.

The partnership between VicHip and GHDR allows us to deepen our understanding of the natural history of hip dysplasia and study long-term outcomes.

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VicHip is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care under the Medical Research Future Fund grant 2015989.

Murdoch Children's Research Institute acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of lands on which we work and pay our respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.